Pain Management and Osteoporosis

What we are learning from the links between pain management and osteoporosis. Osteoporosis manifests itself for one or both of the following reasons: an individual is not putting enough load on the body, or, the individual is not absorbing enough nutrients and minerals into the body for use in building bone. Neither of the two reasons are necessarily affiliated with … [Read more...]

Are Osteoporosis Drugs Safe?

The multiple answers of a complicated question: "are osteoporosis drugs safe?" David Brownstein, MD, an advocate of dietary, supplements, and exercise solutions to many disease states. He has now weighed in on osteoporosis drugs. Dr. Brownstein states that these drugs are widely used to stimulate bone mass growth, and accomplish their objective. At least seemingly so … [Read more...]

Calcium Supplements, are They Needed?

Recent research is questioning the results of calcium supplement recommendations. Ever since osteoporosis was discovered, the logic of extra calcium supplementation has been a part of the conversation. This is because bone holds and manages 99% of the body's calcium stores, and also uses calcium for its structural integrity. Naturally the logic was, if the is a lack … [Read more...]

Superman and Bone Density

The science behind Superman and bone density contains more truth than one might expect. That truth can now be applied through a new, breakthrough technology, explained by inventor and guest author, Dr. John Jaquish. When I speak to medical practitioners about treating osteoporosis with heavy, multiples of bodyweight loading, I am often asked about research to support … [Read more...]

Static Contraction Training

Tony Robbins has a new, safer way to perform Static Contraction Training, which can provide incredible health benefits, including increasing bone density.   Last year the osteoporosis institute produced an info-graphic listing all options for bone health. Pharmaceutical, dietary, exercise, and exercise like interventions were all listed and described in … [Read more...]

The Arthritis and Bone Density Relationship

Arthritis and bone density degradation have a relationship. When pain is sensed in a joint your body can limit loading on bone in that given area. There is often a vicious cycle of deconditioning associated with aging. It starts with pain in joints, which limits the ability for muscles to contract to their full potential. When muscles cannot engage, they shrink, … [Read more...]

Top 5 Osteoporosis Priorities

Here is a list of the top 5 osteoporosis priorities for anyone who learns that they have this condition: 1. Understand your DXA scan sheet A better understanding of the situation is at the top of the list for the top 5 osteoporosis priorities. Frequent physician will order a DXA scan, and send patients to a lab for the scan to be completed. Once receiving the results … [Read more...]

Caffeine and Bone Density

Caffeine and bone density have a widely studied relationship, so is caffeine bad for your bones, or not? The answer is actually not a simple "yes" or "no." Caffeine and bone density have been the subject of many studies that have had conflicting results. Some of these studies have only looked at caffeine consumption and failed to identify other variables that have … [Read more...]

Joint and Bone Health

Why joint and bone health are affiliated, and how chiropractic treatment can help with osteoporosis.   A doctor of chiropractic (DC) uses his/her education and knowledge to manipulate the musculoskeletal system, for proper alignment of bones. At times when joint and bone do not align properly, neuromuscular dysfunction can take place. This is mostly because a … [Read more...]

The Function of Bisphosphonates Drugs

A look at the function of Bisphosphonate drugs, and discussion of causes to side effects. The function of Bisphosphonate drugs is to suppress bone turnover. So what does that mean? Bone acts as a battery of the body. The energy that this battery stores is calcium. Calcium is the most important mineral that the body has, as every nervous system action, muscular action, and … [Read more...]